Mapoe boost for Lions

Lionel Mapoe will start at outside centre when the Lions take on the Stormers at Newlands this Saturday.

Mapoe has recovered from a hand injury and takes the place of Harold Vorster at 13, where he will reunite with Bok teammate Rohan Janse van Rensburg in the midfield.

Meanwhile, prop Ruan Dreyer is set to play in his 50th Super Rugby game for the Lions.

Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnal Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques v Rooyen
Subs: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Harold Vorster, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.

Photo: Gerhard Steenkamp/BackpagePix

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